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Grammy Fashion Has Experienced Incredible Changes In The Last 6 Decades

Music's biggest night has also proven to be a great excuse for a fashion statement.

Each year, music's biggest names get together to celebrate their achievements.

The first Grammy Awards were held in 1959. In over 60 years, there have been a lot of changes to music, and to fashion.

Here's how Grammy fashion has evolved over six decades.

1. Duke Ellington was one of the big winners at the second Grammy ceremony in 1959. It was one of two ceremonies that were held that year, but only the second was televised.

Grammy winner for "Best Performance By a Dance Band, Best Musical Composition First Recorded and Released in 1959 (More than Five Minutes)", and "Best Soundtrack Album " Duke Ellington

2. The next ceremony came in 1961. Here's Bob Newhart and Nat King Cole looking dapper at the affair.

Actor Bob Newhart and singer Nat "King" Cole (holding a Grammy) speak at the microphone during the 1960 Grammy Awards

3. Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention were having a blast at the 1968 Grammys in more casual outfits worn at the event at the time.

Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention attend 10th Annual Grammy Awards on February 29, 1968, at the New York Hilton Hotel

4. Eydie Gorme and Dionne Warwick beamed at the 1969 Grammys.

Eydie Gorme, and Grammy winner for "Best Contemporary Vocal Performance, Female" Dionne Warwick

5. Henry Mancini and Joni Mitchell were two of the big winners in 1970. Men continued to be split between formal and casual attire, while many women in attendance started going for more formal looks.

Comedian Jonathan Winters and singer Peggy Lee congratulate Grammy winners Henry Mancini and Joni Mitchell on March 11, 1970

6. The Carpenters missed out on Record of the Year and Album of the Year, but they did score Best New Artist in 1971. Richard went traditional, while Karen opted for something a little more timely with a more dressed-down vibe.

Richard and Karen Carpenter at the 1971 Grammys

7. Aretha Franklin wore a sari-inspired, gold-embroidered red gown when she took home Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for "Bridge Over Troubled Water".

American soul singer Aretha Franklin stands backstage wearing an gold embroidered gown and holding a Grammy Award,

8. Isaac Hayes switched it up on the men that year, going for a robed look when he won his Grammy for the Shaft theme.

Actor and singer Isaac Hayes wearing a long robe and holding his Grammy in 1972

9. Cher was only a presenter at the 1974 Grammys, but her style didn't go unnoticed. Here, she and Roberta Flack share a fierce moment after Roberta's win for "Killing Me Softly With His Song."

Cher and Roberta Flack at the 1974 Grammys

10. David Bowie, Yoko Ono, and John Lennon were understated but unmissable at the 1975 Grammys.

David Bowie, Yoko Ono, and John Lennon at the 1975 Grammys

11. On the other end of the spectrum, Bette Midler wore a 45 on her head, while Stevie Wonder rocked a patchwork suit.

Bette Midler and Stevie Wonder at the Grammys 1975

12. Dolly Parton didn't come to play with her pink jumpsuit in 1977. Was this the first time something was bedazzled at the Grammys? Perhaps.

Dolly Parton at the 1977 Grammys in a tight pink jumpsuit with a white bedazzled vest

13. Fleetwood Mac at the 1978 Grammys, complete with hairy chests, textured hair, and gauzy dresses. Perfection, basically, and they took home Album of the Year for Rumours.

Rock group Fleetwood Mac wins the Album of the year award at the 20th Grammy awards

14. Rick James and Grace Jones were the whole moment at the 25th Annual Grammy Awards. Grace's straw/leather hat was the talk of the show.

Rick James and Grace Jones posing together on the red carpet at the 25th Annual Grammy Awards

15. The 1984 Grammys were all about Michael Jackson and Thriller. He showed up in one of his most iconic military-style outfits, with Brooke Shields and Emmanuel Lewis in tow.

The Grammy Awards Michael Jackson, Brooke Shields & Emmanuel Lewis

16. The next year proved just as iconic as Tina Turner stole the show with a short, red, shimmery tank dress and fishnets. What's Love Got To Do With It? won both Record of the Year and Song of the Year.


17. Whitney Houston was stunning and fresh-faced at her first Grammys in 1986. She won Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Saving All My Love for You".

Singer Whitney Houston attends the 28th Annual Grammy Awards

18. Prince brought matching to a whole other level when he picked polka dots down to the heels at the 1988 Grammys.

Musician Prince attending 30th Annual Grammy Awards on March 2, 1988

19. Paula Abdul brought in the '90s with a scrunchie that matched her gold, sparkly, midriff-baring outfit, and it was everything.

Singer Paula Abdul attends the 32nd Annual Grammy Awards on February 21, 1990

20. Mariah Carey made her Grammy debut in 1991 in a simple LBD with stockings. She was already Mariah before we knew she was M A R I A H.

Mariah Carey attends the 33rd Annual Grammy Awards circa 1991 in New York City

21. In 1993, both Michael and Janet Jackson were nominated for Grammys. The sibling joy was pure and their matching white looks made it extra sweet.

Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California in 1993

22. Celine Dion also made headlines that year for wearing one of the first barely-there dresses in Grammy history. Her black thong being visible through the sheer black knit dress was scandalous, but also opened doors for the fashion to go there.

Celine Dion during The 35th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Shrine Auditorium

23. Selena opted for an old-school glam look for the 1994 Grammys, where she won Best Mexican-American Album for Live!

Selena poses with her Grammy in 1994

24. Mary J. Blige showed the girls how it was done in 1996 in this killer leopard ensemble, powerfully paired with black sunglasses and black leather gloves.

Mary J Blige holding her1996 Grammy

25. That same year, TLC set the bar for girl groups forever with their matching white outfits that were the definition of crazysexycool.

T-Boz, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and Chilli of TLC during The 38th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Press Room at Shrine Auditorium

26. Lauryn Hill stunned in 1997 in a red-white color block maxi dress with a matching red choker.

Lauryn Hill 1997 Grammys

27. Erykah Badu matched her dress and her head wrap in a breezy, beautiful look when she took home the Best R&B Album award for Baduizm.

Erykah Badu holds up her Grammy after winning in the Best R&B Category for her album "Baduizm"

28. Jada Pinkett Smith was glowing and showing in her sheer gown, showcasing her baby bump while pregnant with son, Jaden, at the 1998 Grammys.

Jada Pinkett At The 1998 Grammy Awards

29. Faith Hill's pale lavender gown was beautifully feminine, paired with lightly curled hair.

Singer Faith Hill attends the 41st Annual Grammy Awards on February 24, 1999

30. The new millennium came in with a bang, and that bang was THEEEEE Jennifer Lopez Versace dress.

Jennifer Lopez and Sean "Puffy" Combs at the 2000 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles

31. That wasn't the only iconic outfit of the night. Britney Spears looked like a winter wonderland in her flawless Randolph Duke gown, paired with a white fur stole by Oscar de la Renta.

Britney Spears at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California

32. And the men, not to be outdone, had Sisqo.

Singer Sisqo attends the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards on February 23, 2000 at The Staples Center in Los Angeles, California

33. Toni Braxton took the naked dress torch in 2001 with her Richard Tyler gown.

Toni Braxton during 43rd Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, United State

34. Destiny's Child also looked breathtaking that night in matching green gowns.

Musical group Destiny's Child arrives at Sony Music's private Grammy after party February 21, 2001

35. Christina Aguilera, Mya, Pink, and Lil' Kim brought the skimpy outfits to new heights in 2002 for their "Lady Marmalade" performance, for which they brought out the one and only Patti LaBelle

Christina Aguilera, Mya, Patti LaBelle, Pink, and Lil Kim on stage at the 2002 Grammys

36. Missy Elliot showed that dressed down is not the opposite of dressed up with this comfortable but fabulous fit that had the velour girlies cheering.

Missy Elliott during The 45th Annual GRAMMY Awards

37. Sheryl Crowe showed off her abs, and looked amazing doing so, in this golden cutout gown in 2005.

Sheryl Crow and Lance Armstrong during The 47th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Arrivals at Staples Center

38. In 2006, Christing Aguilera looked like a whole Marilyn Monroe doppleganger.

Christina Aguilera in a white gown at the 2006 Grammys

39. M.I.A. was the coolest mom with her baby bump on display in this sheer mini dress and leggings combo in 2009.

Singer M.I.A. poses in the press room at the 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards

40. Lady Gaga served one of her most iconic looks, a celestial Armani Privé design that made her look like she stepped off the set of a sci-fi movie in 2010.

Lady Gaga arrives at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at the Nokia Theater

41. Rihanna took the naked dress into the 2010s with her 2011 Jean Paul Gaultier gown.

Singer Rihanna arrives at The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 13, 2011

42. Nicki Minaj stepped out in a huge beaded red Versace cape in 2012. Oh, and she bought her own pope with her.

Nicki Minaj arrives at The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 12, 2012

43. Katy Perry's 2013 mint green Gucci gown was the talk of the night because of the serious cleavage it offered.

Singer Katy Perry arrives at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2013

44. Pharrell wore the hat that launched 1,000 memes at the 2014 Grammys. It was a vintage Vivienne Westwood, FWIW.

Recording artist Pharrell Williams attends the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014

45. Taylor Swift killed color-blocking and gave bestie goals with Selena Gomez, who was sparkly and adorable.

Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift posing at the 2016 Grammys

46. Beyoncé was the definition of a golden goddess in this beautiful gown by Peter Dundas, inspired by the African goddess Oshun, while pregnant and performing in 2017.

Recording artist Beyonce performs onstage during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017

47. Miley Cyrus looked like a princess in this beautiful burgundy gown by Zac Posen in 2018.

Miley Cyrus poses at the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018

48. SZA looked dreamy that night in a silver, whispy gown by Atelier Versace.

SZA arrives at the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018

49. Cardi B was the pearl at the center of an oyster in vintage Mugler in 2019, the night she won her first Grammy for Best Rap Album.

Cardi B attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019

50. Lil Nas X was everything in a custom hot pink and gold Versace cowboy outfit when he made his Grammy debut in 2020.

Lil Nas X poses at the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020

51. Also in 2020, Ariana Grande looked like the comfiest little cloud in her Giambattista Valli blue-grey tulle dress. Her signature ponytail never looked quite so glam.

Ariana Grande attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020

52. Billie Eilish also showed out in 2020 with an iconic lime green Gucci look.

Billie Eilish poses at the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020

53. Jhené Aiko and Big Sean looked like the sweetest couple going to prom in 2021. She was in a giant pink Monsoori gown, while he was in a classic Zenga tuxedo.

Jhene Aiko and Big Sean at THE 63rd ANNUAL GRAMMY® AWARDS

54. Dua Lipa looked like a whimsical fairy in this beautiful Versace gown, paired with Bulgari diamonds.

Dua Lipa at THE 63rd ANNUAL GRAMMY® AWARDS, broadcast live from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 14, 2021

55. Last but not least, Megan Thee Stallion looked purely magical in an orange Dolce & Gabbana dress with a high leg slit.

Megan poses in the strapless dress holding three of her Grammys

Whose fashion are you most looking forward to seeing in 2022? Who is your past favorite? Let's chat in the comments!